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About Us

Wakatere is a family sailing club on the shores of Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport. As a volunteer run organisation we work hard to ensure sailing is well supported. 

We sail a range of dinghy classes and windfoilers with regular club racing, junior coaching and entry-level learn to sail courses for all ages with an emphasis on fun and adventure. 

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Nominate a Fellow Member

As part of our annual prizegiving, Wakatere awards a number of Prestige Prizes which are nominated by club members. Nominations are then put to a guest panel for review and final selection. We haveRead more

Intergalactic Crew T

This one’s for all the Ps, wherever you’re from 👽 Dress to impress and make a purchase at the Wakatere Clothing Stop. Open 24hrs and delivered to your door. Shop online from whatever planetRead more

A Family Affair

Yachting New Zealand has a slogan of 'Sail for Life' and that was no better exemplified than at the 2022 Sunburst National Championships at Wakatere. Competitors were aged 7-64 and many of theRead more

Join the Winter Warriors

The Wakatere coaching team will run some post-season sailing for Opti Confidence sailors.   This programme is called WINTER WARRIORS and is for our Confidence 1 & Confidence 2 sailors.  SessionsRead more

Join the Working Bee 🐝

END-OF-SEASON WORKING BEE is due to start at 12:30 Saturday 14th May 2022. The club has been well-used since sailing resumed in December, and we've overlooked keeping it tidy along the way. We'veRead more

Back by Popular Demand

Back by popular demand and supported by the classes sailing, Wakatere will be running another winter series. It's open to OK Dinghy, Farr 3.7, Zephyr, A Class Cat and Sunburst classes only. MembersRead more

Closing Day Party Plans

The final day for the 2021-2022 Wakatere club programme will be Sunday 1st May and we have a big day of activities planned.  Junior fun with Parent/Child races and Closing Day races will wrapRead more

Donate Your Dollars

We were thrilled to be able to host the 2022 Auckland Champs, Windfoil Nationals and Oceanbridge at Wakatere earlier this month. However, with the clubrooms and bar closed, they weren't the socialRead more

School Holiday Learn to Sail

Are you looking for a great outdoor activity for your child this coming school holidays?  Learning to sail will teach them skills for life - skills like self-confidence, spatial awareness, sense ofRead more

Autumn Sprints

Who has their starting sequence down pat? On Sunday 10th April we are holding our Autumn Sprint Races. This will be up to four short sprint-style races for all Wakatere classes. Grab an extraRead more

2022 Club Champs

We have a big weekend of club racing coming up with sailing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. This is our annual Wakatere Club Championship. Non-members are welcome although results to count forRead more

Wear the Flag!

Are you heading to the Opti, Starling or Feva Nationals this year? Order your Wakatere team t-shirt here.  This will be required for the Opening and Closing ceremonies and anytime in between.  ARead more

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